AWFUL SMELL IN THE BACK YARD and it is a tree

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  1. My dad seems to think it is a Hazelnut, I think it's some type of japanese something.


    When it goes into bloom, the smell is so atrocious that that you would think there was a chemical spill. It's horrible.


    I couldn't open my door to my office today without smelling it. Talk about disgusting.

    I have a video of it in the winter...probably won't confirm the type of tree it is.

    It drops some type of fruit/nut/something that my mother injured her foot on years ago. Hazelnuts I guess. ????
  2. SteveW

    SteveW DIY Senior Member

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    Is it a ginkgo? This tree comes in male and female forms. The female produces a fruit which is described as smelling rancid or like vomit.
  3. Cookie

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    Azalea bushes can smell awful.
  4. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    If a plumber says something smells bad then it must be serious.

    Call the police. It must be a threat to public safety.
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  5. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    Probably smells like roses! :p

  6. Noooooooooooooo!!!!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8dkj0OxZLk




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    I remember the smell of this tree when in bloom growing up as a kid. It permeates the air and is pretty damn disgusting.

    They are on my list to remove from the earth, just like lettuce and cabbage. ​
  7. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    A chain saw propely applied at the base of the tree would fix everything.
  8. Cookie

    Cookie .

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    Take a piece of the tree to a knowledgable garden center, not like HD, a real one.
  9. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    OOOHHH I want one!:D:D
  10. Cookie

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    These would be good if you don't have so good neighborly neighbors, line your property with them, lol. I would think from the description they might think you are raising skunks.
  11. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    :D Atleast they didn't fall off a Redwood. :D
  12. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    Ginko tree?
  13. Cookie

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    Catalpa. I was talking to Peter and he said this tree, now here is an image but the leaves to me look different. He said, it is very fragrant he likes it, and they also, get green worms which fisherman love to fish with.

    See what you think.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalpa

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  14. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    ¿

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    American chestnut tree

    Chinkapins

    [URL="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Castanopsis_cuspidata_SZ2.png]Castanopsis cuspidata[/URL] <--- This one looks very similar.
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  16. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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  17. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Aren't those Tribbles ?? !!

  18. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Do they go crazy if a Klingon walks by?
  19. Cookie

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    I emailed someone with the knowledge of this, this is his email, I had enclosed your picture to him.

    Your tree seems to be a Castanea, a Chestnut, either Chinese Chestnut or American Chestnut, very rare. I grow neither, but I do grow the small running chestnuts called Chinquapin. Yours looke very much like the almost extinct American Chestnut. Where did it come from. I am not that familiar with Hazelnut, but your tree does not look like the American hazelnut I have.



    Ha ha, we all want a share, Steve, LOL.:p
  20. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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